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China

Determine Age of Pottery

Determine Age of Pottery
Tips for the marks and phrases to look for when trying to determine the age of pottery pieces and the values for pieces like Lladro, Hutschenreuther, Van Briggle, and others made in the 20th Century.
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Nippon

Nippon

Use the Nippon mark to date and value your ceramic and porcelain pieces and understand what the mark means, plus learn how to identify the different Nippon designs and valuable pieces.

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Belleek

Belleek

How to identify valuable Belleek china by its symbols, styles and shapes including deciphering and dating pieces by their 15 different markings and colors. This history of Belleek is also discussed.

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Meissen porcelain

Meissen porcelain

Values and history for Meissen porcelain pieces, tips how to identify valuable pieces and sets by their pattern and mark, plus how restoration could affect value with collectors.

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Limoges Porcelains

Limoges Porcelains

Values, history, and tips to identify valuable Limoges porcelains including Haviland, Bernardaud, and T&V and how to find quality pieces and avoid cheap knock-offs.

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Kutani ware china

Kutani ware china

Tips to help you identify highly desirable and decorated Kutani ware china from northern Japan by its color and imagery. Read about its history dating back to the mid-1600s.

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Dating Pottery Pieces

Dating Pottery Pieces

Tips for the phrases and terms to look for on pieces of pottery when dating your piece to determine its value on pieces by makers like Delft, Nippon, Staffordshire, Limoges and others in the 19th Century.

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Identify bone china vs. porcelain

Identify bone china vs. porcelain

Understand how to tell the differences between bone china and porcelain by the different materials used, the color of pieces, how they are fired in the kiln and other features which affect value.

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Spode

Spode

Tips to identify valuable pieces of Spode china and ceramics by their mark and pattern including the Blue Willow and Christmas Tree patterns of Spode. Values for plates and sets are shared.

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Wedgwood

Wedgwood

Values and history for Wedgwood pottery, how to identify the three body types including Queen's ware, Black basalt and Jasperware. Plus, tips about Wedgewood marks and forgeries.

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3 Ways to Sell like Antiques Dealers

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Want to sell your antiques for the most money? Of course, you do! Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori reveals the secrets you need to know when selling your antiques for top dollar. Based on true stories from the families of antiques dealers and the mistakes sellers made cleaning their antiques before the sale.

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